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Postby PlayingWithFire » Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:47 pm

first round 12th overall pick for the Reds the past year. Had only 5 homers in 122 ab in rookie ball last year. What else can you tell me about him?
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:03 pm

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Postby hybrid » Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:25 pm

He is a very good all around player, as all his tools are all above average. Coming out of H.S. he has been compared to players like Larry Walker/Hermida for his lefty swing. As he matures he should have 30 HR potential, though I question how much he will actually steal later on. He isn't the best base stealer and as he get a bit bigger it will slow him down some.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:57 pm

hybrid wrote:He is a very good all around player, as all his tools are all above average. Coming out of H.S. he has been compared to players like Larry Walker/Hermida for his lefty swing. As he matures he should have 30 HR potential, though I question how much he will actually steal later on. He isn't the best base stealer and as he get a bit bigger it will slow him down some.


is he better than Travis Buck out of the Oakland organization? :-?

and how much better is Homer Bailey over him
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Postby hybrid » Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:01 pm

Yeah, he is a better prospect then Buck. It's hard to compare Bailey a pitcher w/ one year in the minors to a hitter with no full seasons yet. I will put it this way if they both reach their potential, Bailey is a better prospect by a good margin.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:09 pm

hybrid wrote:Yeah, he is a better prospect then Buck. It's hard to compare Bailey a pitcher w/ one year in the minors to a hitter with no full seasons yet. I will put it this way if they both reach their potential, Bailey is a better prospect by a good margin.


BTW, Bailey and Bruce are likely to reach the majors as early as 2008 right?
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Postby hybrid » Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:13 pm

Bailey, possibly as it would give him a year each in High A/AA. For Bruce probably not, 2009 is a better ETA for him as that would give him a level every year so he would be in AA in 2008, then possibly majors in 2009 if everything goes well.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:21 pm

hybrid wrote:Bailey, possibly as it would give him a year each in High A/AA. For Bruce probably not, 2009 is a better ETA for him as that would give him a level every year so he would be in AA in 2008, then possibly majors in 2009 if everything goes well.


How does Bailey Compare with Josh Johnson of the Marlins when it comes to career ceiling and the likelihood to get there.

As far as I understand Johnson is dubbed a career #3-4 starter but he's already on the doorstep when it comes to the majors(he's only 22 too) and is having a solid spring. Bailey on the other hand has the stuff to be a #1 pitcher but is still in A ball and had a bad season with his control last year while developing his change?

Who would you rather have?
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Postby hybrid » Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:29 pm

Ok, next time can you ask them all together? :-b

Anyways that is an easy question to me, I will always take a potential top of the rotation propect over one that is viewed as a middle to back of the rotation prospect. You can get middle to back of the rotation guys much easier then a 1/2 pitcher. The only thing not great with Homer's season was his control, everything else was as expected. Since he has a very smooth and repeatable delivery I think the control will come with a little more time. Johnson is a nice prospect, but he is also more common to find a prospect of his caliber.
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